Book & Author Details:
Fallen Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Book 1)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Publication date: April 17th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
The Montgomery Ink series continues with a spin-off in Colorado Springs, where a familiar Montgomery finds her place in a new tattoo shop, and in the arms of her best friend.
Adrienne Montgomery is finally living her dreams. She’s opened a tattoo shop with her brother, Shep, and two of her cousins from Denver and she’s ready to take the city by storm with her art—as long as she can handle the pressure. When her new neighbors decide her shop isn’t a great fit for the community, however, she’ll have to lean on the one person she didn’t expect to fall for along the way…her best friend.
Mace Knight takes pride in two things: his art and his daughter. He knows he’s taking a risk by starting over in a new shop with the Montgomerys, but the stakes are even higher when he finds himself wanting Adrienne more than he thought possible.
The two fall fast and hard but they know the rules; they can’t risk their friendship, no matter how hot it is between the sheets and how many people try to stand in their way.
Oh heck yes. If you have been a fan of the Montgomery Ink series, you will have come across these two before, and will no doubt have been looking forward to their story playing out.
And what a story. Not short of action or chemistry, this friends to lovers story kind of plays out as you might expect, but with the addition of a small third party who puts an entirely different spin on things. Well. From Shep’s perspective at least.
There is a feeling of restraint in the narrative voice which reflects the scenes being played out. And it works really well to build the tension, not only in the relationship, but in the threat story arc.
I really enjoyed Addie as a character – strong female lead, without being too independent to ask for help or to lean on her friends.
A strong start to the spin off series.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.